10 Healthy Smoothies Recipes

These smoothies make it easy for you to take in milk, yogurt, and fruits in one drink. This means that you get to have proteins and vitamins all in one drink. They are also ideal for those who are on a smoothie diet or those who want to cut down on the amout of calories they are taking in with each meal.

Below are some amazing smoothie recipes for you to try out.

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1. Ginger and Banana smoothie

This smoothie aids in digestion, relieves heartburn, and nausea. For those who may have experienced some of these problems this is what you can use in the smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 sliced banana
  • 3/4 cup of yogurt
  • ​1 table spoon of honey
  • 1 table spoon of freshly grated ginger

Preparation: Put the ingredients in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth

Servings: this serves 2 people

Nutritional information per serving: 157 calories, 34g carbs, 1g fat, 5g protein, 1.5g fiber, 28g sugars, 57mg sodium


2. Orange and Vanilla smoothie

This smoothie is healthy because of the citrus contained in the oranges. Citrus is helpful in aiding digestion, and relieving cold symptoms. The orange fruit is also rich in vitamins which help in improving the immune system.

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled orange fruit
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt
  • 2 table spoons of orange juice concentrate
  • 1/4 table spoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 ice cubes
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Preparation: Put the ingredients in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth

Servings: this serves 1 person

Nutritional information per serving: 160 calories, 36g carbs, 28g sugars, 3g fiber, 0.5g sat fat, 1g fat, 60mg sodium


3. Blueberry and Green tea smoothie

The blueberry and green tea are strong antioxidants which make this smoothie great for detox purposes.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 bag of green tea
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 2 table spoons of honey
  • 3/4 cup of yogurt
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Preparation

  • Put the green tea bag in the water and microwave heat it for 3 minutes.
  • Remove the green tea sachet from the cup and add the honey.
  • ​Stir the mixture until the honey dissolves.
  • Take the mixture in the blender and add the remaining ingredients.
  • Blend until the mixture is smooth

Servings: this serves 1 person

Nutritional information per serving: 269 calories, 63g carbs, 38.5g sugars, 3.5g proteins, 8g fiber, 2.5g fat, 52mg sodium


4. Rasberry, Lemon and Ginger smoothie

This smoothie is very rich in vitamins which are vital in improving the immune system. The citrus from the lemon is ideal for treating colds and improving digestion.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 2 table spoons honey
  • ​2 table spoons of freshly grated ginger
  • 2 table spoons of freshly lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup of yogurt
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Preparation: Mix all these ingredients in the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth

Servings: this serves 2 people

Nutritional information per serving: 112 calories, 25.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 20g sugars, 1g protein, 1.5g fat, 56mg sodium


5. Banana, Orange and Strawberry smoothie

This is a very good diet smoothie because the bananas will make you full for long hours and the orange and strawberries will aid in digestion as well as improve your immune system

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of yogurt
  • 6 strawberries
  • ​1 sliced bananas
  • 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
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Preparation: Mix all these ingredients in the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth

Servings: this serves 1 person

Nutritional information per serving: 300 calories, 63g carbs, 45g sugars, 5g fiber, 0.5g fats, 180mg sodium


6. Pineapple and Passion smoothie

This smoothie is rich in vitamins that greatly improve the immune system and is a great cleanser because it contains pineapple

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks
  • 3 fresh passion fruits
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Preparation

  • Cut open the passion fruits and scoop the juicy part into the blender.
  • Pour in the other remaining ingredients and blend the mixture until smooth.

Servings: this serves 2 people

Nutritional information per serving: 283 calories, 53.5g carbs, 13g proteins, 48g sugars, 3.5g fat, 2g fiber, 167mg sodium


7. Strawberry and Kiwi smoothie

Kiwi has polyphenols that are great in maintaining a healthy heart. Also, the strawberry and kiwi contain vitamin C which helps improve our immune systems.

Ingredients

  • 1 sliced kiwi fruit
  • 5 strawberries
  • ​2 table spoons of honey
  • 3/4 cup of yogurt
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Preparation: Put the ingredients in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth

Servings: this serves 1 person

Nutritional information per serving: 87 calories, 22g carbs, 5g proteins, 2.5g fat, 28g sugars, 58mg sodium


8. Papaya and Pineapple smoothie

Papaya aids in digestion and pineapple is a strong antioxidant. The smoothie is also rich in vitamin C which helps improve the immune system.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of freshly cut papaya
  • 1 cup of freshly cut pineapple chunks
  • ​1 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of milk (optional)
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Preparation

  • Mix these above ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • If you find the smoothie is too thick for you, you can add some milk and blend again.
  • Continue adding the milk until you achieve your desired thickness.

Servings: this serves 2 people

Nutritional information per serving: 299 calories, 64g carbs, 13g proteins, 44g sugars, 7g fiber, 1.5g fat, 149mg sodium


9. Mango and Apricot smoothie

Mangoes are high in fiber which is useful in digestion. The apricot and the mango are rich in vitamins which are essential in improving immunity.

Ingredients

  • 6 peeled and chopped apricots
  • 2 peeled and chopped ripe medium sized mangoes
  • ​3/4 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup of low-fat milk (optional)
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Preparation: Put these ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.

Servings: this serves 2 people

Nutritional information per serving: 252 calories, 53g carbs, 6g fiber, 45.5g sugars, 7g proteins, 3.5g fat, 57mg sodium


10. Watermelon and Pineapple smoothie

The pineapple and watermelon are rich in vitamins which help improve immunity.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of chopped watermelons (remove seeds if any)
  • 2 cups of pineapple chunks
  • ​3/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup of low-fat milk (optional)
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Preparation: Put the above ingredients in a blender and blend the mixture until smooth.

Servings: this serves 2 people

Nutritional information per serving: 186 calories, 3g fat, 13g carbs, 11g sugars, 2g proteins, 5g fiber, 56mg sodium


The nutritional content per serving will vary depending on the types of fruits you use, the quantity of fruits or yogurt you choose to alter or on the quantity of milk you use to make the smoothie less thick.

You can also use a smoothie calorie calculator to know the exact calories in your drink. This will help determine the amount of ingredients that you need to make the smoothie thus giving you the exact calories that you require.

These recipes offer variety depending on what your body needs. For example, the ones that contain bananas are great if you are on a smoothie diet while the one that contains fruits like lemons are good in helping you lose weight. The smoothies that contain blueberries or green tea are good for detox. So spice up your diet by trying out these smoothie recipes while keeping healthy.

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